Gather fabric squares in your favorite patterns and a few permanent markers for guests to write their message to the happy couple. After the wedding, have a family member or sewing shop put together the pieces to make a quilt that will be cherished for years to come.
A paisley print quilt in teal and white plays off the dark teal walls while keeping the space from feeling too heavy. Mixing the printed quilt with the blue and yellow striped Roman shades keeps the eye moving and punctuates the room with interesting patterns and textures.
The bed is dressed in linen sheets with a linen box-stitched quilt complete with French-knot details. The damask pattern of the area rug lends drama and continues the room's focus on bold pattern and design. The herringbone design in wood headboard also lends pattern and texture to the space.
Capture the quaint charm of a high-end historical property with your bedding. “Use strong quilts with interesting patterns and colors that relate,” says author Susan Sully. “I love that she hung it over the headboard of the canopy.” A slightly battered chest at the foot of the bed, which could be found at a thrift or antiques store, adds charm.
A rustic table pairs with woven chairs and a deep red rug for a workspace or breakfast spot in this open, airy master bedroom. A comfortable leather sofa makes for a perfect reading nook, while up the center stairs is a cozy bed dressed in patterned quilts.
Bold blue colors give this transitional master bedroom a lively feel from the vaulted ceilings to the warm hardwood floors. A blue dresser sits across from the bed with a pink and blue patterned quilt, which pairs perfectly with the throw pillow on the neutral, comfy armchair in the reading nook.
The large space is transformed into a spacious master bedroom, complete with cozy sitting area and cottage-inspired dining table and chairs. Stairs lead up to a cozy iron bed dressed in patterned quilt, while painted white wood planks from the walls to ceiling make the room light and bright.
Floral patterns and soft pink hues add a feminine touch to this guest bedroom. Though the gold chandelier and green velvet chair look fairly formal, the quilts, bench and giant pillows make the space nice and comfortable.
Complete your small space by mixing patterns. In this bedroom, Ikat print curtains pair well with a tribal influenced mirror that hangs above the bed. Use throw pillows to your advantage, and add visual interest by mixing similarly colored pillows that have interesting patterns. The chevron pillows here are set off by a nostalgic, knitted throw in the middle. Unify the space by matching a muted blue wall color with quilted bed linens to add texture, but keep the pops of color from overpowering the room.
The rich green headboard catches the eye in this bedroom. White bed linens with rounded brown edges and a quilted comforter top the bed. A spotted stool is trimmed with a green matching the headboard. Pastel green wallpaper with a mild pattern brings the room together.
This red and white cottage bedroom provides a cozy, warm space with a red and white quilt, paisley and polka dot patterned pillows, and a cottage style red nightstand accessorized with a simple floral arrangement, rooster themed wind-up clock, and vintage books.
This contemporary and eclectic girls bedroom features an accent wall papered with multicolored butterflies, laying the groundwork for a fun space with boldly colored accents. White walls elsewhere in the room give the interplay of patterns added punch.